MARKET PULSE-Cooper Tire, Atossa, GW Pharmaceuticals, Apricus

Mon Oct 7, 2013 10:15am EDT
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U.S. stocks dropped as the partial U.S. government shutdown dragged on with no signs politicians were willing to relax positions over the debt-ceiling limit or budget impasse.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.99 percent, the S&P 500 0.85 percent and the Nasdaq Composite 0.8 percent.

** COOPER TIRE & RUBBER CO, $25.85, down 12 pct (9:36 a.m. ET)

Apollo Tyres' $2.5 billion acquisition of Cooper has flared into a war of words as the two companies haggle over the price of the deal plagued by labor issues in the United States, where Cooper is based, and in China.

** ATOSSA GENETICS INC, $3.03, down 43 pct (09:46 a.m. ET)   Continued...